It’s hard to believe that Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour has made its final stop in Kansas City. The era of Renaissance was marked by stadiums filled with eager Beyhive stans in shiny metallics and chrome colors all in celebration of her landmark album.
Fans can only assume what the subsequent acts in the Renaissance trilogy may be, but Beyoncé is giving us plenty of content to hold us over—on Saturday, Parkwood Entertainment and AMC Entertainment have announced their collaboration to bring the “Break My Soul” artist’s monumental RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR to cinemas worldwide.
The worldwide tour is more than deserving of such a visual, considering the tours record-breaking numbers. Billboard reports that Beyoncé’s world tour generated a staggering $179 million in just one month, shattering her own previous monthly record and positioning her to join the ranks of artists such as Coldplay and Rolling Stone with some of the highest-grossing tours in history. Moreover, Beyoncé’s contribution to the American economy through the Renaissance tour is estimated to reach a staggering $4.4 billion, as reported by the New York Times.
With RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ, the Houston native becomes the second artist, after Taylor Swift, to bring her tour to the big screen in theaters. This isn’t her first foray into making her concerts available for home viewing either. In 2019, she treated fans to Homecoming, a documentary of her 2018 Coachella performance, on Netflix. And back in 2014, she premiered her joint On The Run tour with JAY-Z on HBO.
Titled RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ, this documentary-style film chronicles the artistic genius, intense dedication, and remarkable vision that brought the tour to life. Parkwood Entertainment and AMC Entertainment are teaming up to bring this tour to the silver screen, allowing fans around the world to relive the magic of Beyoncé’s unparalleled performances across the world.
There’s an abundance of incredible footage to choose from during her tour, including her special birthday show in Los Angeles, where she welcomed Diana Ross, and her Houston homecoming, which featured fellow Houstonian Megan Thee Stallion. It’s been reported that Beyoncé captured the Renaissance World Tour in her hometown of Houston, TX over a two-day period in late September, however only time will tell what makes the final cut of the film.
On Instagram Sunday, she shared the trailer for the upcoming film, writing, “Be careful for what you ask for, ‘cause I just might comply.”
From its inception to the final, breathtaking show in Kansas City, Missouri, RENAISSANCE offers an intimate look at Beyoncé’s creative process, her unwavering commitment to perfection, and her determination to craft a legacy that transcends generations. Her extraordinary performances during the RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR, have served as a sanctuary for freedom, acceptance, and shared joy. With over 2.7 million fans from across the globe attending her performances, Club RENAISSANCE became a destination of pilgrimage for Beyoncé enthusiasts worldwide.
Now, the joyous spectacle that is the RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR will come to cinemas, allowing millions of moviegoers to join the “Joy Parade” and celebrate their right to be themselves, all from the comfort of their local theater.
The RENAISSANCE experience will hit thousands of movie theaters, starting on December 1, 2023, in the United States. To accommodate fans’ schedules, the film will be shown on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a minimum of four weeks, with multiple showtimes throughout the day.
This cinematic masterpiece, titled RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ, is set to premiere on December 1, 2023.